Nepenthes ventricosa, RED

(60 reviews)

This species is known for its short, tubby red pitchers with wide, scalloped red lips or peristomes. Plants can remain compact for many seasons before reaching maturity with pitchers approaching 6 inches. It loves bright, filtered light, so grow it in a sunny windowsill.

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 6 inches.
Sunlight: Bright filtered to partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite only.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day; 55°-70°F during the night. Always protect from frost.

• Established rooted cutting, which may produce lower or upper pitchers.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

The first photo is descriptive of the mother plant in our collection. The last photo shows established cuttings ready for new homes. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

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  • 5
    Beautiful little pitchers

    Posted by Unknown on April 6, 2020

    This plant is growing and beginning to get pitchers. Sarracenia is awesome!

  • 5
    Nepenthes ventricosa (SM)

    Posted by James C. Fife on February 25, 2020

    Hardy robust specimen shipped, no damage from transit across US in January cold, has put on new growth with junior pitchers already!

  • 5
    Pkg to withstand anything

    Posted by Gigi on February 24, 2020

    I was concerned about arriving without damage. No worries here! Healthy and thriving.

  • 5
    Pleased with purchase

    Posted by Keith Coleman on January 13, 2020

    I ordered a N. ventricosa and received a nice plant of the size I like to start with. I thought I might receive a smaller plant, but, fortunately, I received a plant that is the perfect size. As usual, the plant was packed for shipment in a careful manner, and even a heat pad was included. Thanks, guys.

  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by Larry DeFever on January 6, 2020

    The plants arrived solidly packed, moist, protected and happily growing. I have ordered before and am completely satisfied.

  • 5

    Posted by Angela Stevens on January 5, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on September 15, 2019

  • 5
    Nepenthes ventricosashipping and care instruction

    Posted by Elaine E McCarthy on March 21, 2019

    This unique plant arrived in great shape. Has been producing additional pouches regularly since I received it. I'm very pleased with your handling in shipping and instructions for care.

  • 5
    Lovely little plant

    Posted by Unknown on February 28, 2019

    Shipped safely and arrived in great condition even though it was midwinter. As a bonus, there were already a couple small pitchers on the vine. I thought I'd have to wait for them to grow, but they were already grown and healthy!

  • 5

    Posted by Rodney Brown on January 27, 2019

  • 5
    Gorgeous! I'm super happy

    Posted by Ariana on January 20, 2019

    I was super happy when my little pitcher plant arrived. It was packaged super carefully and I was surprised it was so nicely grown! It's my first time ordering and I assumed it would be a tiny little baby plant a couple inches high, but it arrived with 5 fully formed pitchers, some of which were huge! The plant was a good 4 or 5 inches high in a nice, green plastic pot. I'd highly recommend this plant (it's survived me and is doing well) and this website. I've already told a couple of friends.

  • 5

    Posted by Wayne Goodwin on January 1, 2019